12 students from five different countries participated in the ClimateCafe. In only one and a half days, students from different courses of study worked out proposals on how to bring the topic of extreme heavy rain events in public space closer to the citizens and make it visible in everyday life. A survey of about 70 citizens also showed that the majority of the Oldenburg citizens would be willing to implement climate adaptation measures themselves, either at home or in cooperation with others. The gained knowledge and creative suggestions will support the future work of international projects.
Finally, the students presented their ideas at the conference of the INTERREG project Water-Co-Governance in Oldenburg.
ClimateCafé klimaatcafe Oldenburg in Germany took place during Water #Governance Conference 2020: https://northsearegion.eu/topsoil/events/water-governance-conference-2020-you-are-invited with projects as #waterCoG topsoil, CATCH #STEER #goCAM from Interreg NorthSeaRegion
impression of ClimateCafe Oldenburg:
Sustainable Water Governance: Improving effectiveness of (technical) measures through communication and co-governance approaches
In sustainable water management, the protection of (ground)water quality as well as quantity management are core activities of water providers. Concepts such as ecosystem services or co-governance gain more importance in recent years. „Governance“ addresses connects all these issues. Projects with a focus on governance study the development and implementation of technical and non-technical measures – and how they are depending on the legal contexts or conflicting uses.
Climatecafe is a multidisciplinary international governance tool in several national and international projects on water governance: IMPETUS, WaterCoG and INXCES. During a conference involving projects (WaterCoG, STEERM, goCAM and TOPSOIL, Catch) a climatecafe Oldenborg is organised to encourage and enhance the exchange between the projects. The transnational knowledge exchange during the conference and climatecafe is also intended to strengthen the existing network and to identify key future challenges in the field of water governance.
more info on WaterCoG? https://northsearegion.eu/watercog